Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist.
July 23, 2008
Ginsberg - Kerouac class
Great recording! I don't know where else I would ever hear Kerouac reading his own work. Thank you!
October 1, 2007
"the sound in your mind..."
about 20+ minutes of Jack Kerouac reading in the middle.
0: Allen discusses impact and critical reception of Kerouac's work.
18:55 1959 Keroauc reading Deadbelly and others
43:00: Allen resumes discussion about conditions Mex City Bls was written in "big cup of black coffee..."
45: Mind is Shapely, reads 195th chorus
49:50: 146th chorus
53:30: 63rd chorus
54: 49th chorus
57:50: 18th chorus